This is a still from ‘The Invention of Lying.” The basic plot is that Ricky Gervais’ character is the only one capable of lying in his community, and presumably the world. Everything he says is believed to be true because lying doesn’t exist. He uses this oddity to benefit himself in a few ways, struggles with explaining the way the world was creating in self-serving terms, and perserveres to date the beautiful Jennifer, much to Rob [Lowe's] chagrin. I didn’t expect to like this movie, but I did.
Cold Souls was a really brilliant and thought-provoking movie about soul storage in those weighty and painful times. Paul Giamatti stars as himself in this role, the beloved Emily Watson as his wife. Paul struggles with the ability to star in a play, having difficulty separating the character from himself. Enter a young Russian woman who trafficks souls inside of herself to and from Russia, and you’ve got a fascinating idea. Moving in the way that Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was, this film is worth watching.